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MLA Annual Conference 2019 - Jackson

  • 22 Oct 2019
  • 25 Oct 2019
  • The Westin Hotel, Jackson, Mississippi


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • "Authors and Speakers" registration are for speakers who are attending his/her session only. If you are a speaker and would like to attend other MLA sessions, please use the member or nonmember forms please.
  • This is the rate for members to attend this meeting.
  • For MLA members who want to attend one day of the conference.
  • This is the rate for non-members.
  • For non-members who want to attend one day of the conference.
  • Contact Phillip Carter (pcarter@lamarcountylibraries.org) for information on exhibits. If you plan to attend other conference events, please register here.

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On-site registration will be available; however, limited tickets will be sold for ticketed events.

For any questions regarding registration, please email Terry Lajaunie at tlajaunie@lclsms.org or Selena Swink at sswink@cmrls.lib.ms.us.

MLA Annual Conference 2019


The Westin - Jackson

407 S Congress St

Jackson, Mississippi  39201

*Note: Valet Parking ($5 daily or $10 overnight)


Pre-Conference: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
October 23-25, 2019


You may pay online or print an invoice and send the payment via mail to:


MLA Office

PO Box 13687

Jackson MS 39236-3687


Tuesday  - An Evening in the Art Museum:

Light hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

Wednesday - SLIS Alumni Breakfast:

Southern buttermilk biscuit, scrambled eggs, bacon, heirloom tomatoes, bakery basket; freshly brewed Starbucks coffee® and Tazo® hot tea

Wednesday - Black Caucus Roundtable Luncheon:

Stuffed chicken breast, wedge salad, whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, brownies, coffee and iced tea

Wednesday - President's Reception and Scholarship Bash:


Thursday - YPSRT Luncheon:


Thursday - Author’s Awards Dinner:

Pork loin, Caesar salad, roasted potatoes, seasonal veggies, chef’s choice dessert.

Friday - MLA Awards Breakfast:

Buttermilk biscuits, pork sausage, grits, scrambled eggs, coffee and hot tea


If you would like to register more than one person, please use the "Add Guest" button.


If you would like to add a guest for paid ticketed events who are not attending other conference events, please email Terry Lajaunie at tlajaunie@lclsms.org OR Selena Swink at sswink@cmrls.lib.ms.us with the name of the event and the name of the guest(s), so the ticketed event can be added to the invoice.

Paid Ticketed Events


Tuesday, Oct 22, 5:00 pm, An Evening in the Art Museum


Wednesday, Oct 23, 8:30 am-10:00 am, USM SLIS Alumni Breakfast


Wednesday, Oct 23, 12:15 pm-1:30 pm, Black Caucus Roundtable Luncheon


Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:00 pm, President's Reception & Scholarship Bash


Thursday, Oct, 24, 8:30 am-9:30 am, Past President's Brunch - Limited to MLA Past Presidents


Thursday, Oct 24, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, YPSRT Luncheon


Thursday, Oct 24, 6:00 pm, MS Authors' Award Dinner


Friday, Oct 25, 9:00 am-11:00 am, MLA Awards Breakfast




MLA's mission is to provide professional leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-5:00pm

PO Box 13687, Jackson MS 39236-3687 

Phone: 601-981-4586


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